Spezza would welcome the captaincy in Alfredsson's absence, and the 30-year-old centre doesn't believe he has to alter much in order to assume that responsibility."I think for me, leadership's something that comes naturally," Spezza said at last week's NHL player media tour in Newark, N. "I think I've had a big say in what's gone on in our room over the last few years, so it won't change much in how I approach the team."Obviously it'd be a huge honour.But to this point we've had a great group and we have some guys that have been there for a long time and we've always kind of led as a group, even with Alfie there.
Attribute gains after reaching 99 are considered "wasted".
Wasted points are added together then divided by the total amount of attributes to give an overall based number.
While he’s back, though, things aren’t looking as good for fellow forward Jason Spezza.
It was also confirmed on Monday that Spezza is doubtful for the game against San Jose that evening, citing back spasms as the issue.
(100 Degree Hockey) Just 9 games in the NHL last night and only two of them involved Central Division teams: The Winnipeg Jets fresh off a win on Thursday over the Stars blanked the Colorado Avalanche 1-0.
Jets Goaltender Michael Hutchinson picked up the shutout.
As surprised as he was by Daniel Alfredsson leaving the Ottawa Senators, Jason Spezza talked with the former captain enough to not be shocked."I could understand some of his reasoning and wish him the best," Spezza said.
But understanding is different than figuring out how to replace what Alfredsson brought the Senators, most notably the unquestioned leadership that came from his 17 seasons in Ottawa.
In their younger days they played Lacrosse together and lately have been skating on the same line with Dallas. (NHL) In Cedar Park last night Julius Honka scored 2 goals and the Texas Stars got their first ever win over the Ontario(Calif) Reign(Kings) 5-4.
Last season the Stars went 0-6 against the Pacific Division Champs and lost their only meeting with them this season.
So I imagine it would be the same way with whoever's wearing the 'C.'"Spezza has played 611 games for the Senators dating to 2002-03, a tenure only surpassed by 1996 No.